Wednesdays for 6 weeks starting 6th January
This popular introductory course is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. Why is it called ‘XL’? – because it’s an extended version of my classic ‘Beginners sewing course’. It has two additional projects to make. This extra practice gives you 50% more fun, and twice as much confidence.
You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.
Artisan Stitch won a Certificate of Excellence in January 2019 and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’.
Level: Beginners (or as a refresher if you haven’t sewn for a while)
Who is the Beginners Sewing Course XL aimed at?
-Absolute Beginners (if you’ve never used a sewing machine before)
-Novice sewists (if you’ve recently learned and would like to know a bit more)
-Lapsed sewists (as a refresher if you haven’t sewn for a while)
What will I learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
How to wind bobbins and thread a sewing machine
Understand the importance of correct thread tension
How to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
Learn three different seam types and when to use them
How to take up hems
Make machined buttonholes and how to sew in a zip
How to make three great sewing projects to practice your new skills:
-a lined reversible tote bag,
-a zipped make-up bag,
(You will need to bring your own fabric for your projects – I’ll provide details when you book).
Limited places available due to covid-19 social distancing measures.
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